Beeston Rylands Junior School is a GOOD School
This term the Lower School will have ‘The Rainforest’ as the theme for their learning and the Upper School will have ‘The Terrible Tudors’. I’m certain that these themes will engage all of the children and will give a clear direction to their learning allowing them to make good progress in all areas of the curriculum.
Last academic year the children all made very good progress with their reading, writing and maths and this is due to the fantastic support you give at home in encouraging your child to follow the Homework Policy. This, along with regular reading at home, allows the children to make the best possible progress. They also made very good progress with all of the other curriculum areas studied in school.
We always focus on everyone in school being the best version of ourselves that they can possibly be. To do this we follow our School Rules, which are also known as the Rylands Way:-
The Rylands Way
- Follow instructions with thought and care
- Show good manners at all times
- Care for everyone and everything
Our School Motto which underpins all of this work is ‘Excel, Enjoy, Be Proud’.
This term we will be focusing on the things we like about ourselves because everyone matters, is important and is loved. Everyone brings something to the world that no one else can.
The school is federated with Trent Vale Infant and Nursery School in order to provide a primary school experience for the children in our community. I will be working very closely with children, staff and governors to develop a continuum of education from 3-11 years; an education that encourages every child to reach their potential both academically and socially while at the same time enjoying their learning. Additionally we have also joined the George Spencer Teaching School Alliance to enhance our professional development we offer to staff and extend the number of schools we are working with.
School Improvement Priorities for 2020
Ensure that staff and pupil well-being has a high priority in school development planning and that the new guidance on sex and relationships education is successfully implemented.
To firmly embed the ongoing focus on improving the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils so that differences between the achievement of these pupils and their peers are diminished further, particularly in writing but also reading and maths.
Consistently provide life experiences, particularly for disadvantaged pupils, to enhance their cultural capital and life chances
- To further improve the quality of teaching and learning
- Make better use of the outdoor learning environment in the early years, so that it is equally effective in promoting pupils’ learning and development as the indoor provision.
- Evaluate and develop the quality of Computing education
- To further develop and secure the leadership of the schools
- To federate the two schools so they have one governing body
- To further develop subject leadership by developing a well-planned curriculum which supports children to build and apply their knowledge and skills within a structured and progressive framework. Ensure there is a progression of skills and knowledge for each subject